Tabby Ruins

Collection by Barbara Stevenson

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The coastline from North Florida to South Carolina is scattered with historic ruins built of tabby, a concrete made of oyster shells. Originally covered with stucco, most of these ruins are now exposed oyster concrete. I hope to visit all these ruins.

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Fort Frederica National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Fort Frederica National Monument

Stoney-Baynard Ruins in Hilton Head Island, SC. The remnants of a tabby plantation house, two slave cabins, and kitchen chimney constructed about 1790 are located in Baynard Park in Sea Pines Plantation, which costs $6 to enter. (Photo by Cheryl Warren) Kitchen Chimney, Oyster Shells, Plantation Homes, Hilton Head Island, Cheryl, South Carolina, Mount Rushmore, Wanderlust, Florida

Stoney-Baynard Ruins in Hilton Head Island, SC. The remnants of a tabby plantation house, two slave cabins, and kitchen chimney constructed about 1790 are located in Baynard Park in Sea Pines Plantation, which costs $6 to enter. (Photo by Cheryl Warren)

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Riverside Plantation Tabby Ruin

Riverside Plantation Tabby Ruin

Originally constructed in St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Beaufort, SC, and many of its gravesites are surrounded by tabby walls. (Photo by Cheryl Warren) Episcopal Church, Low Country, Military History, Cheryl, Memorial Day, Prayer, Reflection, Places To Visit, Walls

Originally constructed in 1724, St. Helena's Episcopal Church in Beaufort, SC, and many of its gravesites are surrounded by tabby walls. (Photo by Cheryl Warren)

Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee, SC. This ruin is more brick than tabby, but it is an attractive site popular for weddings. (Photo by Cheryl Warren) Oyster Shells, South Carolina, Concrete, Brick, Outdoor Structures, Muhammad, Cheryl, African, Popular

Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee, SC. This ruin is more brick than tabby, but it is an attractive site popular for weddings. (Photo by Cheryl Warren)

Beaufort County has the largest number of tabby ruins in the United States! Here is a brief history of tabby construction and a list of tabby ruins in Beaufort County. State Of Decay, Dream Beach Houses, Port Royal, County Library, Old Farm Houses, Local History, Low Country, Coastal Homes, South Carolina

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The Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve is located on the grounds of the Naval Hospital in Port Royal, SC. Dating from 1734, the fort is one of the earliest British tabby constructions. The preserve is currently closed so that the tabby ruins can be stabilized. (Photo from Beaufort County Library)

The Sams Plantation Complex, the most complete tabby plantation in existence, is adjacent to the tennis center on Dataw Island, SC. The island is a private, gated community closed to the public. (Photo by Bill Hill) Tennis Center, Oyster Shells, Before I Die, Sams, Gated Community, South Carolina, Mount Rushmore, Bucket, Public

The Sams Plantation Complex, the most complete tabby plantation in existence, is adjacent to the tennis center on Dataw Island, SC. The island is a private, gated community closed to the public. (Photo by Bill Hill)

See 18 photos and 3 tips from 83 visitors to Chapel Of Ease Ruins. "Built in circa The Chapel of Ease was built for planters and their families. Oyster Shells, South Carolina, Mount Rushmore, Island, Mountains, Building, Travel, Viajes, Buildings

Chapel Of Ease Ruins

Built in 1740, Chapel Of Ease on St. Helena's Island, SC, is a rare example of a tabby church.

Tabby slave cabin ruins are located in the private Haig Point district on Daufuskie Island, SC, which can only be accessed by ferry. South Carolina, Memories Faded, Abandoned Places, Past, Islands, Southern, Cabin, Sea, Past Tense

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Tabby slave cabin ruins are located in the private Haig Point district on Daufuskie Island, SC, which can only be accessed by ferry.

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Old Tabby Links in Spring Island, SC, is a golf course adjacent to tabby ruins. Only members are allowed on the island.

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Tabby! She’s no Alley Cat

Pigs and barbeque and the new rock star butchers in Charleston have been on my mind for the last few days, so this well preserved smokehouse outbuilding, on Botany Bay Plantation, conjured images o…